This unit of study introduces students to nutrition in health promotion to communities. In contrast to NTDT5307 (Medical Nutrition) which explores individual nutrition behaviour changes. This includes an understanding of the needs of populations across the lifespan and from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Students will learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition promotion and behaviour change programs in different contexts. Building from nutritional and food science in semester 1, current nutrition guidelines and policies to support healthy lifestyles will be explored, as well as health promotion in other lifestyle areas such as physical activity, alcohol, smoking and sleep. The scope and distribution of chronic diseases and the role of nutrition in the etiology of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity are examined. Learning is facilitated by interactive lectures, tutorials and workshops.
|Academic unit||Nursing and Midwifery|
|NTDT5601 and (NTDT5602 or FMHU5001) and NTDT5604 and NTDT5503|
|NTDT5305 and NTDT5307|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.